Chemistry and Brain Development: Proceedings of the Advanced Study Institute on

Chemistry and Brain Development: Proceedings of the Advanced Study Institute on "Chemistry of Brain Development," held in Milan, Italy, September 9-19, 1970

by Rodolfo Paoletti (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781468472387
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 03/03/2013
Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology , #13
Edition description: 1971
Pages: 457
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Section I Constituents during Development.- Role of Nucleic Acids in Brain Development.- Cholesterol Biosynthesis in Liver Tissue.- Biosynthesis of Sterols in Developing Brain.- Brain and Myelin Sterols Studied using Specific Inhibitors of Sterol Synthesis.- Phospholipid Metabolism in the Developing Brain.- Brain Gangliosides in Development.- Lipids of the Nervous System: Changes with Age, Species Variations, Lipid Class Relationships and Comparison of other Organs.- Some Aspects of Carbohydrate Metabolism in the Developing Brain.- The Response of a Brain Specific Protein at Learning.- Some Aspects of Enzyme Catalysed Asymmetric Reactions of Symmetrical Molecules.- Section II Biochemical and Morphological Interrelations.- Biochemistry of the Developing Autonomic Neuron.- Methods for Measuring Indolealkylamine and Catecholamine Turnover Rate “In Vivo”.- Development of Monoaminergic Transmissions in the Rat Brain.- Control Mechanisms in the Sympathetic Nervous System.- Drugs Interfering with Central Cholinergic Mechansims.- The GABA System in Brain Development.- Hormones and Brain Development.- The Role of the Endocrine Glands in Mammalian Brain Development.- General Features of the Synaptic Organization in the Central Nervous System.- Some Biochemical Aspects of the Development of Avian Optic Centres and the Effects of Deafferentation.- The Nuclear-Ribosomal System during Neuronal Differentiation and Development.- Section III Membrane Formation and Function.- Structure of Cellular Membranes and Regulation of their Lipid Composition.- Recent Developments in the Investigation of Purified Myelin.- On Ca++ Transport across the Mitochondrial Membrane: The Role of the Chemical Nature and Pattern of Mitochondrial Phospholipids.- Brain Nucleotides and Excitatory Processes.- The Biochemistry of Myelinogenesis in the Central Nervous System.- The Blood-Brain Barrier.- Section IV Nutrition and Brain Development.- Undernutrition and the Developing Brain: The use of Animal Models to Elucidate the Human Problem.- Influence of Neonatal Undernutrition on the Development of Rat Cerebral Cortex: A Microchemical Study.- Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency and its Effects on the Central Nervous Systm.- Clinical Observations on Late Effects of Early Malnutrition.

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